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Old 03-27-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Trip Observations 3/26/11

Hi everyone, me again. Went on another crazy day trip yesterday with two other friends! It was crowded but we still got a ton of stuff done! Here to report on a few things going on around the resort.

-Rode 26 rides and saw all 3 shows (although saw RDCT from over by the Mad Tea Party) between the hours of 8AM and 11PM.

-Used 8 sets of FP, but picked up 9...Indy was broken down at the end of the day so we didn't use those. Through a lot of FP knowledge, I had 2 sets of FP for Space, and one for each of the following: BTMRR, Roger Rabbit, Soarin and WoC all before 10AM. Then by about 1PM, we also had 2 sets of ToT FP and a set of Screamin ones too. Definitely helped on a day that had Space wait times of 85+ min and ToT was about 60.

-Rode Storybookland Canal Boats for the first time in a few years. It was great. Our storyteller was so much fun!

-The Little Mermaid Building looks AMAZING! (see pic below) I'm really excited for it to open in a couple months!

-I finally experienced a TSMM walk back. Before 10AM a line was formed and at about 9:53, we all started walking back in an orderly fashion. It was definitely different than the mass chaos rope drop that I was used to. Didn't like it as much because me and my young legs can outrun almost the whole crowd usually!

-Even for being a MM day and a Saturday, the crowds were really low at DL the entire morning that we were there (8AM-10AM) but the crowds were high in DCA when we hopped.

-Would have gotten more rides in if Peter Pan and Indy hadn't have broken down exactly when we wanted to ride them. Oh well...

-Rode Silly Symphony Swings and saw all of the construction going on over by Goofy's Sky School and the new restaurants. They are definitely coming together nicely.

-Tons of cheerleaders and high schools there for music programs. But I knew that going into the day. In fact, I was there exactly 1 year ago for my high school band.

-No more Troncore during WoC, which I was a little disappointed with, but then I guess it has been a few months since it's been out so...

-The dragon showed up at Fantasmic, which I haven't seen the past two times I've seen the show.

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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Great pictures! Gets me excited for our trip. Glad you had a great day
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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You take amazing pictures!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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I always love to read how much you can get done in a day! I would like to think I could do that, but then I would have to stay in bed all day the next day to rest.
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Ha ha - I saw the cheerleaders everywhere on Friday the 25th. I ended up with an entire ride-full on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. They sure know how to scream (and pose for really interesting ride photos!).

I was there all week. There were a few rides that broke down (Roger Rabbit, Toy Story Mania and Monsters Inc.). Is this normal for the rides to break down that often?
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WOW! that is a lot of FP is such a short time??/ How did you do it? Usually I only get one every 2 hours..
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The UCA Nationals were this weekend in Anaheim, that's why there were so many cheerleaders. Love your pcitures! They're amazing!
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thanks for the mini report! aw, the tron part was my favorite little scene in WOC but it makes sense that they take it off. sounds like you had fun! Very brave to tackle Spring Break crowds...did that last week and it wasn't my favorite time of year to visit the parks.
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Ha ha - I saw the cheerleaders everywhere on Friday the 25th. I ended up with an entire ride-full on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. They sure know how to scream (and pose for really interesting ride photos!).

I was there all week. There were a few rides that broke down (Roger Rabbit, Toy Story Mania and Monsters Inc.). Is this normal for the rides to break down that often?
Rides break down. It's gonna happen. It just happens that Indy breaks down a lot more than other rides because of its complicated ride system. Sometimes you just get unlucky and the rides break down right when you wanna ride them.

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WOW! that is a lot of FP is such a short time??/ How did you do it? Usually I only get one every 2 hours..
At 8:00AM I got Space FP (8:40-9:40)
At 8:45AM I got BTMRR FP (9:25-10:25)
At 9:15AM I got Roger Rabbit FP (disconnected)
At 9:30AM I got another set of Space FP
Then we hopped and
At 9:40AM I got Soarin FP (10:30-11:30)
At 9:45AM I got WoC FP

Then at 10:30 I grabbed Screamin and went on from there.
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Great info on the FP,,thank you....Have they changed it the way you get them in the last couple of years? Last time I went I would get a FP and then I would have to wait 2 hours...it said I was not due for another FP yet until a certain time? I hope they have,,it makes it so much easier to do the FP..
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Great info on the FP,,thank you....Have they changed it the way you get them in the last couple of years? Last time I went I would get a FP and then I would have to wait 2 hours...it said I was not due for another FP yet until a certain time? I hope they have,,it makes it so much easier to do the FP..
It is the same. Generally it is two hours, but in some instances your return time will be less than 2 hours from the time you pulled the pass. This allows you to pull another pass in less than 2 hours.

If your confused, every FP you get indicates when you can get another one.
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It is the same. Generally it is two hours, but in some instances your return time will be less than 2 hours from the time you pulled the pass. This allows you to pull another pass in less than 2 hours.

If your confused, every FP you get indicates when you can get another one.
See "FastPass for Dummies and Smarties - A Photographic Explanation" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1186052
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Thanks for the info!! I will watch more closely next trip!!!!
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